Literalist? Progressive? Traditionalist? Skeptic? Humanist?
You are welcome at George Street United Church.
In a time when Christians are deeply divided, we are trying to have new conversations about Jesus Christ. Who was he? What did he really teach us? Why does he still matter today? He was a religious revolutionary who brought transformation – both personal and political – not doctrine. The original name of the Jesus movement was The Way. At George Street, we are trying to discern the way, and follow it.
That means all are welcome to our grand old building with our brand new thinking. We are a diverse group. The liturgy, while familiar, includes the congregation as leaders. We do more than speak out against injustice; we act out. There is a lot of questioning going on; it is not always comfortable, but it is deeply caring. Through our leadership, our guests, our congregational ministry, we are trying on new ways of seeing; a new perspective that we think can overcome the differences between the literalists and the progressives. You are welcome.
BEAT the BLEAK MID-WINTER BLUES -Hymn Sing
St. Andrew’s United Church, Peterborough, invites you to “Beat The Bleak Mid-Winter Blues” as they present a Hymn Festival-Hymn Sing on Sunday February 7, 2016 at 2:00pm in the fine acoustical space of St. Andrew’s Sanctuary. This event will feature the passionate leadership of our own Organist & Choir Director Faye McMillan, with Guest Song Leader Rev. Dr. R. Gerald Hobbs, Music Minister of University Hill United Church in Vancouver. Gerald was also Editor and the inspiration behind “Songs for a Gospel People” and served on the committee that brought us “Voices United”. Faye is the leader of several Peterborough area choirs. Between them Faye and Gerald have more than a century of church musical direction, and yet have maintained great enthusiasm and energy. Don’t miss this opportunity to sing your heart out with hymns old and new, and to beat the “Bleak Mid-winter Blues” (with apologies to Christina Rosetti!)